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Herz, Zachary Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • Professor Herz studies the role of law in Roman political discourse, and in particular how the philosophical and political commitments that we now think of as constituting 'the rule of law' express themselves in Roman legal writing.

Publications

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Teaching

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  • CLAS 1061 - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Surveys the rise of ancient Rome in the eighth century B.C. to its fall in the fifth century A.D. Emphasizes political institutions, foreign policy, leading personalities, and unique cultural accomplishments. No Greek or Latin required. Same as HIST 1061.
  • CLAS 1120 - Power and Passion in Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Read about mythological heroes and historical individuals from Romulus to Catiline and the emperors Augustus and Nero. Explore why Roman authors told stories the way they did and what those stories might have meant and might mean to us. Ancient texts in English translation.
  • CLAS 2110 - Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Uses art, archaeology, and literature to study, from a contemporary feminist point of view, the status of women in works of Roman art and literature, the development of attitudes expressed toward them, and their daily life. No Greek or Latin required. Same as WGST 2110.
  • CLAS 4761 - Roman Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Studies the constitutional and legal history of ancient Rome; emphasizes basic legal concepts and comparisons with American law. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 5761 and HIST 4761 and HIST 5761.
  • CLAS 4852 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
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  • CLAS 5761 - Roman Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Studies the constitutional and legal history of ancient Rome; emphasizes basic legal concepts and comparisons with American law. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 4761 and HIST 4761 and HIST 5761.
  • HIST 1061 - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Surveys the rise of ancient Rome in the eighth century B.C. to its fall in the fifth century A.D. Emphasizes political institutions, foreign policy, leading personalities, and unique cultural accomplishments. Same as CLAS 1061.
  • HIST 4761 - Roman Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Studies the constitutional and legal history of ancient Rome; emphasizes basic legal concepts and comparisons with American law. No Greek or Latin required. Same as HIST 5761 and CLAS 4761 and CLAS 5761.
  • LATN 3014 - Introduction to Latin Prose
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Author or topic in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Cicero, Livy, Pliny). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Formerly CLAS 3014.
  • LATN 4044 - Topics in Latin Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Author or topic specified in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Roman elegy, Neronian poetry, Lucretius, Roman satire). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Recommended prerequisites: LATN 3014 and LATN 3024. Same as LATN 5044.
  • LATN 5044 - Topics in Latin Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Author or topic specified in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Roman elegy, Neronian poetry, Lucretius, Roman satire). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Same as LATN 4044.
  • LATN 5404 - Special Project: Teaching
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Trains students to prepare classroom-ready materials, which are then tested in the students' own classroom. Required of master's candidates (teaching of Latin option). Formerly CLAS 5404.
  • PHIL 5040 - Latin Philosophical Texts
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Selected readings in classical and medieval philosophy, in the original language, with a focus on achieving fluency in reading philosophical Latin.
  • WGST 2110 - Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Uses art, archaeology, and literature to study, from a contemporary feminist point of view, the status of women in works of Roman art and literature, the development of attitudes expressed toward them, and their daily life. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 2110.

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